Title:  Medical Genetics Technologist I

Division:  Human Genome Sequencing Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,463-$45,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  1545

The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center Clinical Laboratory (BCM-HGSC-CL) is seeking to recruit a Medical Genetics Technologist I to work in production pipelines.

The position would principally involve in sample preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS) across multiple pipelines including DNA QC, construction of NGS DNA libraries, target enrichment sequencing, Illumina instrumentation, and SNP array genotyping production.

Job Purpose

The candidate should be experienced in basic protocols in molecular biology and be a quick learner. The candidate should be able to work independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline. He/she should be flexible and adapt to the clinic environment and commit to finishing goals in a timely manner. Qualified candidates should be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills.

Job Responsibilities
  •  Perform sample production following SOPs.
  • Document experiment procedures. Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data. Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
  • Prepare reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
  • Update LIMS, sample tracking and project summary using excel sheets.
  • Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required.
  • Troubleshoot problematic results.
  • Track the inventory for reagents and report to team lead when furthering order is needed.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Molecular Genetics Technology or related field.
  • None Required.
  • Required: Certified Laboratory Professional by National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), Certified Medical Laboratory Technician by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent certification. 
  • Certification must be obtained within one year of hire or promotion 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: One year of experience





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.